Power Rangers (2017) – Directed by Dean Israelite – Starring RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin featuring Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston – Screenplay by John Gatins
Never thought I’d see this. Never thought I’d care even a little.
I… I kinda liked it? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a dumb movie but it’s smart about it? It also looks way better than I would have expected. The director and DP actually gave a shit, which is a nice add. But while the plot itself is so dumb, it manages to be deceptively smart about the characters, which is really what the movie is centered on.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018) – Directed by Morgan Neville – Starring Fred Rogers, François Scarborough Clemmons, Betty Aberlin
Here is a wonderful reminder of the good that people are capable of, as complex and imperfect as that good and the people may be.
Elle (2016) – Directed by Paul Verhoeven – Starring Isabelle Huppert – Written by David Birke & Philippe Djian
Paul Verhoeven directs a French Neo-Noir film based on a novel, starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Jonas Bloquet and even more people you’ve probably never heard of because they only work in French film/television.
Tall order here.
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